Three quick updates from my desk.
1. New essay on The American Scholar‘s website: Back in May, I mentioned that I was about to take part in an online session devoted to a “classic” short story that was utterly new to me.
This past weekend, my essay about that story, “Address Unknown” by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor, went live.
2. Kidlit developments: Interestingly, in that same post last May, I mentioned some of the work I’d begun undertaking to immerse myself in the art and craft of kidlit.
Lo and behold, this week I’ve also begun submitting a picture-book manuscript.
I’m anxious, of course. (It seems scary to even tell you this much!)
3. And last, but not least: one of the nicest things I’ve ever seen on Twitter:
The call refers to submissions for this year’s NPR “Hanukkah Lights” broadcast. You can find Magin’s beautiful essay in this year’s show.